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Elephant Cottage

(Ref. 988865)

Bromyard, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Firstly this is a working Dairy farm and fairy remote so there are farmyard smells and noises, no internet and poor phone signal but we could get one."

    No problem for us but should be mentioned That said the farm noises were not a problem for us and hardly noticeable. The cottage is very comfortable, especially the large bed and everything in it is finished to a high standard and plenty of room. The photos don't do justice to the quality of the interior. The owners are lovely and friendly and very welcoming. We couldn't get over how Dog friendly the area is, it is very central for the Malverns, Bromley Downs, Herefordshire and some lovely and interesting market towns. Ludlow was a favourite. All in all a lovely cottage, in a great location, well equipped and excellent quality and value. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Elephant Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed staying, it's in a wonderful spot and you have so many lovely walks from your door. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "The story behind the cottage and the renovation was very interesting."

    Margaret has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making this historical cottage into a home from home. I love all the little details, such as latched wooden doors and bespoke soft furnishings throughout the property. The kitchen was well equipped with a good-sized fridge and freezer. Quite often we find that rental properties may be well equipped, but there is littles space for you to put your own provisions. This was not the case with Elephant Cottage. In addition to being well equipped, there was a large cupboard and pantry with plenty of storage. The provision of a downstairs cloakroom was also a thoughtful facility. The upstairs is quirky but well designed. The super king-sized bed was super comfortable, and the shower was always warm and powerful. As described in the cottage details, Elephant Cottage is situated at the entrance to a busy commercial dairy farm. Peter, his son and granddaughter were more than happy to show us round the farm and answer any questions we had. We had a wander round the farm on several days, including seeing a calf which was only a few minutes old, but we didn't find enough time to go fishing on the lake - maybe next time. The farm is only a few miles from the nearest town, Bromyard, which had everything we needed. From the fantastic Legges farm shop, a large Co-Op, and many independent shops in the town centre, including bakeries and butchers, hardware, and craft shops, as well as cafes, restaurants and pubs. We ate out in Bromyard a few times – Foxy’s Steak Bar (brilliant steaks- went twice it was so good), Cosy Cafe (fantastic breakfast), and Mahis (Indian restaurant). During our stay we visited the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust) which was beautiful and very interesting. All of the staff/volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. All in all, a lovely relaxing holiday in a quirky, but beautiful little cottage - Thanks Margaret and Peter – hopefully we will be back soon.

    Wow it sounds like you had a fabulous stay at Elephant Cottage. It's so lovely to hear such wonderful comments about the property and we would love to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully presented and very comfortable, extremely well considered conversion with historic features and great charm."

    We will recommend to friends and family.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Elephant Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed staying and we would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was to a high standard and the owner was very welcoming."

    The note to the property details that it is ‘next to a working farm’ had not conveyed to us what we experienced even though we live in the countryside and are surrounded by dairy farms and are used to grass silage making. However the cottage is adjoining an extensive range of buildings that seemed to house a very large herd of dairy cows 24/7 (i.e. did not go out to the fields) and we were woken as early 4.15am by the noise of machinery moving around the yards and by the banging of metal on metal. A noise of a motor (condenser fan motor?) that was running 24/7 was clearly audible within the cottage even with the windows closed. The movement of tractors towing silage trailers on a roadway about 15 metres from the side of the cottage with the front door and kitchen and bedroom windows from around midday to after midnight for three nights of our stay was very, very intrusive. A second note to the property details which states ‘very limited wifi outside’ should be corrected. There is no wifi provided by the owner and it is the mobile telephone signal that is very limited outside.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry that you were disturbed by the workings of the farm. The description does state that the cottage is "Set in the grounds of the owner's working farm". Silage making is a specific activity which will only take place over a short period of time. It is a shame this coincided with your stay. We will check the WiFi coverage with the owner. We hope you were able to enjoy exploring the local area. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2023

  • "Elephant cottage was the most delightful wee place we enjoyed our stay would recommend it peter and margaret are the perfect hosts ."

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you felt well looked after and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "This the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, so homely and the owners are just lovely people."

    Highly recommend and would stay there again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Elephant Cottage! Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Just a great location, great cottage, great host"

    Reviewed by Riccardo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and surrounding."

    Cosy and well equipped. A log burner instead of fake electric one would have made it prefect (plenty of wood around!

    Thank you for your kind comments. Elephant Cottage is a listed building and has no chimney. When the conversion took place, planning regulations dictated that the blind side of the property had to replicate the original barn doors. Therefore, behind the fake fireplace, on the outside wall, are vertical wooden planks, representing the original barn doors. We made the decision to create a focal point using genuine oak beams, later adding the electric fire effect stove for glow and romance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great property."

    Lovely hosts. Can’t fault anything. Martin and Denise

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed Elephant Cottage and felt well looked after. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Elephant Cottage is a quaint comfortable cottage, warm and cosy, a really comfortable bed!"

    ; set just off the main lane so no disturbance from any passing traffic, we expected noise from tractors and other farm vehicles, but we were pleasantly surprised at how little noise there was considering it is a working farm.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed a comfortable, peaceful stay on the farm. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage is first class and is completed to a very high standard and was a very comfortable stay , the only thing letting it down is no WIFI and the noisy road running by made it hard to sit outside and relax."

    Also being on a working farm people should be made aware when booking of the noise of the machines going troughout the night, this did not put us off as we are used to farm machines but it may some people The owner was extremely helpful and very friendly and also is a big plus to this stay. well done to Margaret.

    Thank you for your comments, which will be taken onboard. We are glad that you were comfortable and felt well looked after. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location for National Trust locations and a beautiful spot."

    Well appointed and great hosts.

    Thank you for this feedback - we're delighted you loved the cottage and location and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "One of the best cottages of the many we have stayed in over the years."

    Only one drawback really and that is the lack of a reliable WIFI signal. When one relies on the internett so much these days it really is a problem. Apart from that everything was superb and a very freindly welcome.

    Thank you for the feedback. Amazing to hear you loved the cottage. We appreciate your comments with regards to the WIFI and understand this can be frustrating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beutiful farm. Peter showed us all farm. Looking forward to come back.

    Brilliant you loved the cottage and enjoyed the farm. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucia4.4May 2022

  • "Cosy and well equipped cottage in great location for visiting places of interest in nearby towns."

    Secure garden for our dog. Will be back for another visit

    Thank you for the feedback. So pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and location. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a great enclosed garden for our dog."

    Had a very comfy stay.

    Thank you for your kind review - we're so glad that you (and your dog!) had such a comfortable stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The only thing we would point out to future holiday makers is that they should not expect peace and quiet all the time because it is a very busy dairy farm with lots of comings and goings and heavy machinery and lorries. This didn't bother us in the slightest but we'd hate for someone to go and not realise and then leave a negative review as that wouldn't be fair because Elephant Cottage is so lovely. The fishing was good there and nice to be able to amble around the farm fields freely. The hosts are absolutely lovely. We had a wonderful farm tour which was a lovely touch and enhanced our stay. Elephant Cottage is super cosy and beautifully finished. We loved our stay very much! Great area - lots to see and plenty of walks with great dog friendly places to eat.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were welcomed onto the adjoining farm with a tour which was amazingl."

    Encouraged to wander wherever and whenever we wanted. Great walks from the cottage. I love cows and was lucky to see a calf born and helped bottle feed them. Hosts were great and helped us to make the most of our holiday with local info on attractions, pubs, shops etc. The cottage itself was immaculate and larger than expected with loads of storage. Fully enclosed garden to keep your furry friend secure and ample parking space.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Una5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely delightful and converted to a high standard."

    It should be noted however that there is no internet and the phone signal is weak inside the cottage. Nonetheless we had a very relaxing break and would highly recommend the accommodation.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're pleased to hear you had a relaxing break at Elephant Cottage. Unfortunately, signal can be a bit patchy in this area but hopefully you were able to enjoy the beauty of an undisturbed holiday in the countryside! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Jun 2021

  • "A gem of a cottage in the Herefordshire countryside."

    Easy to find and well located for visiting a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "A beautifully restored cottage in picturesque countryside, We had a wonderful week at Elephant Cottage."

    The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need and the garden is enclosed and private, the perfect setting for a bbq. Would recommend taking advantage of the idyllic fishing pond. The cottage is within easy travelling distance to plenty of visitor attractions, would highly recommend Warwick Castle. Can’t wait to return next year, we only hope we have the same glorious weather. Thank you to Peter and Margaret for being such wonderful hosts.

    Thank you for taking time to leave your lovely feedback on Elephant Cottage. We cannot wait for you to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2021

  • "It's a lovely comfy cottage, away from the hurly burly of modern day life."

    The bed was very comfortable, and the cottage was well supplied with 'pandemic' cleaning materials. Things which should be noted, although none of them spoiled our stay, are: 1. the cottage is on a working farm - expect clanks; a strong light at night on the cow sheds; the sound of milk tankers, and mooing cows; 2. there is no mobile signal or WiFi in the cottage; and 3. the cottage is alongside a main, albeit rural, road. All that said, we had a lovely relaxing week - lazy days and good sleep at night. Personally, we would recommend Elephant Cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2020

  • "Had a great week in a lovely well equipped cottage."

    Owners were very friendly and informative about location and area.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Elephant Cottage. We always love to receive your feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2020

  • "A real treat wife loved it owners such nice people will definitely be going back ..."

    A real treat wife loved it owners such nice people will definitely be going back as soon as possible please don't change a thing it's just perfect a real big thank from us both Peter and Maureen Herbert

    We cannot wait to welcome you back! Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "Elephant Cottage is a comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage sited on a very busy working dairy farm."

    It is well positioned to visit the National Trust properties of Croft Castle, Brockhampton Estate, Berrington Hall and Elgar's birthplace. Ludlow and its castle are also accessible. If you would like a feel for the Herefordshire countryside and villages, take the 'Black and White Trail' picked up at Leominster. Margaret and Peter are very friendly and welcoming hosts. You can even see the cows being milked in the milking parlour close by.

    Reviewed by Maureen3.4Jun 2019

  • "Despite some variable weather we enjoyed our week immensely and were really able to unwind."

    Margaret & Peter made us very, very welcome & took the trouble to check that we were OK without being intrusive. Peter even threw in a guided tour of the farm & immediate area which was very interesting and added immensely to the enjoyment. Elephant Cottage is fitted out to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable and clean. The area is beautiful and within reach of many delightful small towns & places of interest. We particularly enjoyed Ledbury & Tenbury Wells. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very welcoming people are Mr and Mrs Lewis cannot do enough for you, cottage is centralized for exploring areas of interest as there is a lot to see, if you like to see a working farm that is the place to be, the cottage is very well equipped everything you need."

    The Lewis's are such a great couple and cannot do enough for you.Great Holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage are very warm, friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage is on a working dairy farm which is busy 24 hours a day. We found this interesting and we learnt a lot from our tour of the farm by the owner. The front garden attached to the cottage is safe for our dog to explore and there are surrounding fields for exercise. I look forward to my next visit.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Elephant cottage."

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Mr and Mrs Lewis were very welcoming, and gave us some hints and tips about the local area and where to visit. My husband enjoyed the fishing in the pools and even managed to catch something!! Our little dog enjoyed the enclosed garden and the freedom of running in the fields. The weather was not very kind to us, but it did not detract from a really enjoyable stay. The only disappointment was when I booked I misjudged the dates by 1 day, and when I called Skyes to change it I was charged an extra administration fee of £30, despite there being no difference in price which I feel was unfair.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2019

  • "I don't want to give a bad review as the cottage was lovely and the hosts were great, surrounding areas amazing, but I do feel that in the description something should be written explaining that the cottage is on a working dairy farm 24/7."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2018

  • "We booked a long weekend at the Elephant Cottage, Bromyard, and we can't wait to go back there."

    The cottage itself is beautiful - cosy, luxurious, well thought out, with lots of lovely nice touches. It is set in amazing countryside, and our hosts, Mr and Mrs Lewis, encouraged us to explore the fields, the farm and the lakes. We even got to watch the milking - highly recommended!! The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and for us, and it really felt like a home from home. Mr & Mrs Lewis could not have been more welcoming, and obviously take great pride in the cottage and making their guests' stay as great as possible.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "A lovely cottage to relax and recover in."

    It had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. It has been a very nice stay for us both and our dog, who loved the garden. Thank you for a fantastic, peaceful week.

    Zoe Smith

  • "A charming cottage, perfectly equipped."

    So much to fill our time - black and white trail, NT properties and parkland, walks over the downs and great pubs.

    Mr & Mrs Gomersall

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Every need catered for and extremely comfortable with it. A great centre to see many parts of the Herefordshire countryside and all the stately homes you could think of.

    Mr & Mrs Taylor

  • "A cosy, warm, comfortable cottage, very well equipped and in a great location to explore Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire."

    The owners, Margaret and Peter, were very welcoming and friendly. My husband enjoyed the private fishing despite the rain! Plenty of good places to eat within a short drive.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "Beautiful cottage - warm, cosy, very well equipped and ideally placed to explore Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire."

    Phil enjoyed his fishing until the weather go the better of him.

    Mrs G

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage."

    Thank you to Peter and Margaret for their friendly and warm welcome. This is a great location to explore the wonderful countryside and towns. We found plenty to do in the area, which include a visit to Brockhampton Estate and walks in the Bromyard Downs. There are two little fishing ponds but we would advise heading to the bottom one. There are plenty of baby common carp to catch and in a few years when they've gained weight they'll provide good sport!

    Mr & Mrs Bisson

  • "We had a very relaxing couple of days."

    Everything we needed to cook and enjoy ourselves was provided. We were able to get out to a really scenic area near the Welsh border without too much difficulty. The nearest town Bromyard is a mid-sized town with a big Co-op supermarket and more specialist shops shops as well, e.g. the food shop Legges. There is also plenty to see nearby in terms of National Trust / other heritage places. The only small things that might put some people off (although not us!) were (i) the large number of cows, that you could hear from the cottage, (ii) creakiness of the floor / doors, (iii) size the of TV (rather small). Overall, the property has been refurbished to a very high standard, and there are a lot of nice touches, such as the elephant themed bed covers. :)

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor 27 February

  • "We have just spent a week here and were sad to leave."

    The cottage looks small but it's a little tardis inside. It was wonderfully warm and snug, very good quality furniture and fittings, a massive bed, lovely hot shower and everything you could need is supplied. The attention to detail is amazing and the television is perfect for the size of the room. We collected our key and were sent off with a beautiful jug of home made soup as well. A bonus too is the escape proof garden so we could let the dog out and not worry that she would end up helping with the milking. You are close to the farm but we only occasionally heard the cows and it was never a problem. In fact we found the lowing really relaxing, Margaret and Peter invite you to go anywhere on the farm so we saw the milking and the calves in with mum. It was lovely and we will definitely be going back in the future.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "We have had a lovely time at Elephant Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful, cosy, clean and well equipped with everything you need. Margaret & Peter were very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the tour of the farm and Steve enjoyed fishing in the bottom pond; whilst fishing he spotted a kingfisher much to his joy.\ Dylan, our little dog, made himself at home straight away; he especially enjoyed the garden which was fully enclosed so he could not get out.\ The Bromyard Downs are a must if you like walking (stunning views). Thank you both; we would definitely stay here again.

    Mr & Mrs Pemberton

  • "Thank you for a cosy and relaxing half-term break!"

    Everyone has been warm and helpful and it has been a peaceful and well-equipped retreat. We very much enjoyed the local produce available at Legges in Bromyard and recommend the Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley.

    Mr & Mrs Maybank

  • "We have had such a lovely and relaxing break in the cottage."

    It has been really cosy and warm. The cottage is beautiful. We loved the artefacts and decor. We enjoyed exploring the area and going on walks with beautiful scenery. Thank you both for your kindness and for welcoming us here. Thank you also for providing us with everything to make us feel right at home. It has been a lovely experience. We will definitely be back again!.

    Mala Patel And Danny Sheridan

  • "This has been a brilliant week."

    The cottage is like a tardis, bigger than you think; your attention to detail is wonderful and we both agree you shouldn't change a thing. We were glad about the lack of Wifi as we felt we could really relax. Dave caught fish on the lake, so he was happy. The soup you gave us was brilliant, lovely and filling. So thank you very much; the flowers for his birthday were a lovely touch; Molly was perfectly safe in the garden. Even though the weather was cold, the cottage was lovely and warm. We have decided that we will come back here in the summer to see you all again.

    Mr & Mrs Blake

  • "A very relaxing break after the Christmas rush!"

    ! Cottage beautiful - very relaxing and comfortable.

    Mr & Mrs Linthwaite

  • "Lovely break."

    Cottage ideal - well equipped and very peaceful. Lots to see and do in the locality - without feeling rushed.

    Mr & Mrs Masters

  • "We've had a wonderful stay at Elephant Cottage."

    it's a beautiful conversion, excellently maintained and generously stocked. We've enjoyed visiting the farm and seeing the cows and calves. We've had a very warm welcome from the family. Many thanks.

    Miss Smith

  • "Elephant Cottage is faultless- everything is done to a very high specification with lots of lovely touches !"

    Bob, Trish And Maud

  • "Brilliant week, Cottage is like a tardis, bigger than you think !"

    The attention to detail is wonderful.

    Dave And Lynne

  • "Such a lovely place to stay and completely unwind."

    The safe, enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog, Lola.

    Katrina, Phil And Lola

  • "We have had an enjoyable week at Elephant Cottage !"

    Margaret, Martin And "Tess"

  • "Thank you !"

    So comfortable and well appointed - love to come back !

    Debbie And Zyg

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage !"

    Ayran, Jane And Blake

  • "Thank you for maintaining Elephant Cottage to such a high standard."

    Delightful cottage !

    Chris And Adrian

  • "What a lovely cottage !"

    We came to chill and relax and we have found the perfect place for that !

    Diane, Steve And Billy

  • "The cottage is one of the cleanest and well equipped places I have ever stayed in!"

    Shelley And Pete

  • "Such high standard of work has gone into making this a great home from home."

    Judith And Paul

  • "Booked Elephant Cottage as a surprise break for my husband's 50th birthday - we weren't disappointed at all!"

    Margaret and Peter have thought of everything. It has been a very relaxing and peaceful time and we have enjoyed every moment. The weather has not been great, but it has not stopped us getting out and exploring the area. We would most definitely love to come back again.

    A And M

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, immaculately clean and very well equipped and ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable, immaculately clean and very well equipped and very well placed for all local attractions


  • "We have really enjoyed our weekend break in this beautiful little cottage."

    Carol, Pat, Poppy And Lettice

  • "Cottage is well equipped and very comfortable."

    Jennie And Pete

  • "We have had a fantastic week in this charming cottage."

    Hope to return soon.

    Lesley, David And "Bunny"

  • "Beautiful cottage, warm, cosy, very well equipped and ideally placed to explore."

    Sue And Phil

  • "The cottage is so beautiful with lots of character."

    It was great that we could let the pup roam without worrying ! Very clean and tidy, you would never know dogs stayed here.

    Alex And Luke

  • "The cottage was one of the best kitted out we have ever stayed in - quality."

    The garden was wonderfully secure and we loved watching our greyhound.

    Julie, Phil And Ben (the Greyhound)

  • "Our 3rd stay and our favourite place to get away from it all !"


    Margaret Lewis

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  • One bedroom: 1 x first floor superking size double room
  • First floor shower room, enclosed shower, washbasin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • Living room
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • Central heating.
  • Four hob oven, grill, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fenced garden, with gravelled, paved and lawned areas, outside seating area to the side of the property, BBQ
  • One pet welcome
  • Babies in arms welcome
  • Off road parking
  • Very limited wifi outside
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

Quaint, idyllic and in the middle in a beautiful location within the heart of Herefordshire, Elephant Cottage is set within the grounds of the owner’s dairy farm which was once owned by a Birmingham circus family, who relocated from the city to retire with their animals.

It was here that a baby elephant was housed in this old barn building until it moved away.

Hence the name!

Today, the beautiful old barn has a mix of both new and more rustic features; the old beams and trusses remain, with a section of original wattle and daub inside.

Light and airy due to the high beam ceilings and multiple windows that look over the surrounding farm lands, Elephant Cottage has one bed room on the first floor which holds a superking size double room, along with a shower room and WC.

The kitchen area is kitted out with all the mod-cons you could ever need, with the dining/living room hosting an open fire.

Outside, there is a large, private garden area a mere 200 metres away from a small lake.

Nearby there are opportunities to walk in all directions, with a pub and shop within three miles away from the property. Elephant Cottage is a great place for couples to come and relax for a long weekend or week-long holiday, where you can explore the countryside of Herefordshire.

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About the location


Hereford 12 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

Leominster is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England and Wales nudge each other along Offa’s Dyke. Dating back to the 7th Century, the town of Leominster possesses some fine examples of architecture such as the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes and pubs, and is the ideal place in which to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in pleasant surroundings. Nearby is the smaller market town of Tenbury Wells situated on the banks of the River Teme. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. Close by are many National Trust properties including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with it's fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books while nearby Bromyard has an air of timelessness with many half-timbered buildings, helping visitors relax amongst a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye. The magnificent Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park and stunning Malvern Hills also make a great day out.







This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas